No Box For Me: An Intersex Story
"Three tick boxes, labelled 'homme', 'femme' and 'f*ck you'. Listen and learn. And if we have the resource to do so, reach out and make the world a less binary-imposed space for intersex folks. By nodding in, by not forcing the pace, this documentary allows intersex voices to be heard."
— Eye For Film
DATE: Sunday 8 March 2020
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
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Suitable for ages 15+
Proudly supported by McCullough Robertson
Language French with English subtitles
Director Floriane Devigne
Run Time 58min
Awards & Screenings Frameline, Gaze: Dublin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, BFI Flare, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Oslo Fusion, Audience Award Winner - Queer Lisboa.
Source Andana Films
M and Deborah, like an estimated 1.7 percent of people, were born Intersex - with sex characteristics that are different from the binary understandings of male or female often called hermaphrodisme. Sometimes these differing characteristics may not be apparent at birth, and other variations may not be apparent until puberty. Like many, M and Deborah were forced into unnecessary medically surgeries to “normalise” their body as a child—before they could understand what was going on.
The film reflects on the way intersex people seek to reappropriate their bodies and construct their identities.
Screening with short film XY
Director Anna Karín Lárusdóttir
Run Time 16min
Cast Hafrún Arna Johannes- dóttir, Birta Mubaraka
Lísa is fifteen years old and quite different from other girls her age. She has isolated herself and has a big secret about herself. When her childhood friend Bryndís starts reaching out to her, the two reunite, leading Lísa to discover more secrets about her body and medical history.